Friday, August 29, 2008

Shock and Awe. Shock and Awe.

Holy Smokes, Holy Crap, Holy Moly, Holy &*!!@Fff*?&AH!. Scrape me off the floor because this number the GC gave me knocked me flat over. A 120 square foot addition, that is only a "weathered shell", i.e. does not include drywall, plumbing, electrical, flooring, etc. Just foundation, exterior walls, stucco, demo of one wall, roof, etc.

$21,000

That is $175 per square foot for a SHELL. Maybe I am smoking crack without even knowing it. When I figure out the brand of glue I'm sniffing, I'll let you know. In case you want to experience the obvious high I must be on. Perhaps I am grossly misinformed, but I did not expect the number to come back that high. Yes, Californians pay more for everything, I know, but that just seems insane to me. Foundation. Two exterior walls. Only two! Demo-ing one wall and throwing up a roof. Am I being unreasonable? I mean, this doesn't include any finish work at all. that number is slightly over what I was aiming to pay for the WHOLE DAMN THING.

For sure, I am getting me some more estimates. You bet your ass I am because if they all come back like this number, I am going to be my own GC. If it means I'll save 2-3K on their contracting supervision fees, I am there.

I need a drink. This Diet Coke is not cutting it.

2 comments:

  1. Shocking! But probably accurate. We had an estimate for stamped concrete in our backyard...Just concrete with lines and color stamped into it...I think it was going to be around 600sqft...$7800...we have a DIY deck now...$800...

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  2. I tagged you...read my blog about 6 unimportant things...

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